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'Late Show with David Letterman' celebrates 50th anniversary of Beatles' first 'Ed Sullivan Show' appearance

by jmaloni


Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am

Broken Bells, Sting, Lenny Kravitz and The Flaming Lips with special guest Sean Lennon among the artists to perform on the broadcast from the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater

The "Late Show with David Letterman" will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" with performances of Beatles music from top artists on the broadcast, Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 7 (11:35 p.m.).

The Ed Sullivan Theater, site of the "Fab Four's" U.S. debut, will be the setting for this weeklong commemoration of that historic television event on Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles' first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance is hailed by many historians and critics as one of the most important moments in music and television history.

On Monday, Broken Bells, the duo comprised of The Shins' James Mercer and producer Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, will perform The Beatles' classic "And I Love Her." Sting takes the Ed Sullivan Theater stage Tuesday, Feb. 4, when the music superstar performs "Drive My Car." Lenny Kravitz rocks the broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 5. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the "Late Show" welcomes The Flaming Lips, joined by special guest Sean Lennon, son of the late John Lennon, who will perform "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." The music lineup for Friday, Feb. 7, will be announced next week.

Also visiting the "Late Show" the week of Feb. 3 will be actor Will Arnett, who lends his voice to the upcoming "The Lego Movie" (Feb. 3); actor George Clooney, who stars in the new film "The Monuments Men," which he also co-wrote and co-produced (Feb. 4); actor Matt Damon, who stars with Clooney in "The Monuments Men" (Feb. 5); actor Michael Keaton, who stars in the upcoming remake of the classic "RoboCop" (Feb. 6); and actress Amy Adams, who recently received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for "American Hustle" (Feb. 7).

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